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  2. A&J

    Discontinued Optimum Products

    Im sorry Ill never get to use Finish polish but I do get it...the Hyper line is the future and Hyper polish is a good enough finishing polish and for whatever reason its not then there is still Poli-seal available that finishes brilliantly on whatever finicky paint! My wifes car has soft finicky paint and Ive found poli-seal to be the go-for polish for it!
  3. Yesterday
  4. Ron@Optimum

    Discontinued Optimum Products

    It's like clutter in your home, you keep adding products without deleting and eventually you run out of room and add all the related expenses (packaging, labels, components, etc). When you do a cost/income analysis you realize you need to eliminate slow moving products. Dr G has the normal pride in his "creations" but understands that improving efficiencies frees up capitol for new products and research.
  5. Last week
  6. Lowejackson

    Discontinued Optimum Products

    Not a problem, just a preference. Always in favour of efficiency, in fact I agree with everything that rambling British guy was saying about efficiency when he was on the Synergy Podcast. I am sure he is available for work anywhere in the world for a reassuringly expensive rate
  7. Ron@Optimum

    Discontinued Optimum Products

    well sales had slipped in favor of the sprays and only the most finicky owner needed Finish Polish (Hyper Polish with finishing pad was almost as good). The number of products...and slight differences between them...cause mistakes and confusion. The more SKUs you have, the less efficient the manufacturing/distribution process. Remember when McDonald's only had a limited menu - everything was fresh and served fast (real "fast food"), now it's sitting under a heat lamp.
  8. Ron@Optimum

    Slickness question/compared to Zaino

    That's for sure -
  9. Lowejackson

    Slickness question/compared to Zaino

    ....or point out a high spot
  10. Lowejackson

    Discontinued Optimum Products

    That's a shame, the paste polishes were my favourite.
  11. Ron@Optimum

    Discontinued Optimum Products

    Optimum has announced it is discontinuing Compound ll, Polish ll, and Finish Polish. The emphasis going forward in on the Hyper line of spray polishes which represent the latest technology.
  12. Ron@Optimum

    Slickness question/compared to Zaino

    It's hard to be all things to all people and sometimes characteristics work at cross purposes. The components that make a product slick may also reduce their longevity (that is certainly true with ceramic coatings). I can tell you that if you watch a professional detailer work on a car, they avoid skin touching the paint and most wear gloves. If you want to watch a grown pro cry, walk up to a freshly detailed vehicle and run your hands across the surface.
  13. Toothdoc

    Slickness question/compared to Zaino

    Thanks for your input yes the slickness may not be as important as I once thought.
  14. Lowejackson

    Slickness question/compared to Zaino

    Zaino obviously makes some great products but suspect they work in a different way. I guess the question is what is the advantage of a perceptibly slick surface? It feels good when we are washing or applying something like a QD but does this impact on performance? The original Opti-Coat seemed to be famous for its lack of slickness but its performance was very good. My guess is Dr G has simply taken a different set of compromises when formulating his products compared to other great brands like Zaino.
  15. Lowejackson

    New kid on the block

    Welcome to the forum
  16. A&J

    New kid on the block

    Welcome to the forum
  17. Ron@Optimum

    Slickness question/compared to Zaino

    I'll let someone with Zaino experience chime in. I will say that slickness is relative and hard to define/compare. Optimum is more concerned it's products look good and are durable.
  18. Ron@Optimum

    New kid on the block

    Welcome to Optimum - don't need to lurk, jump in with questions and/or comments.
  19. tallwelder

    New kid on the block

    Hi, Yep I've become an official newbie here, looks like a great place for Me to learn more about detailing. When (if) I grow up I plan to do detailing part time. For now learning more is what its all about. Thanks to all those with knowledge for Your contributions to this forum! Off to lurk elsewhere. Carl
  20. I was using Zaino since 02 and always liked it. Since I got my truck Opti coated pro plus done I've been using their products, but it never feels as slick as Zaino. So today after washing and then using my hyper seal I went over a few areas with some old Zaino Grand Finale on a few areas and it was slicker for sure. The bottle test where it didn't slide before the Zaino and slid right off after the Zaino. I have no complaints about the Opti-coat just wondering why it is not as slick as Zaino?
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  22. Ron@Optimum

    OPTI-SHIELD SPRAYABLE PAINT PROTECTION

    I believe so...
  23. TroyScherer

    OPTI-SHIELD SPRAYABLE PAINT PROTECTION

    Is this what is now being called ClarityCoat ppf?
  24. Ron@Optimum

    OPTI-SHIELD SPRAYABLE PAINT PROTECTION

    Optimum has decided to not move forward with this product...
  25. OrangeFire01

    OPTI-SHIELD SPRAYABLE PAINT PROTECTION

    After watching the (March 2019) video of Yvan and Justin, it would seem this product isn't a replacement for a $600 front bumper PPF application. All the prep and spray seems to put this in the $1500+ category of full car body prep. I was hoping for a more DIY level or maybe at least cost comparable for PPF.
  26. Chanda

    which polish/pad for redwood tree stains

    oh gotcha, didn't realize there were 2 different store fronts. Thanks!
  27. Ron@Optimum

    which polish/pad for redwood tree stains

    go to the store on opticoat.com and click on the Maintenance link...
  28. Chanda

    which polish/pad for redwood tree stains

    Hi Ron- Thanks for that tip. I'm not seeing hyper seal in the products on the OPT website. Can you point me to it? Thanks! -Chanda
  29. Ron@Optimum

    which polish/pad for redwood tree stains

    I would recommend the orange foam pad and Hyper Polish - if more correction is necessary, Intensive Polish is the next step. I'm guessing the difficulty in removing may be that the stains have etched into you clear coat. Gloss-Coat should help going forward. The other suggestion is to try Hyper Seal in place of Opti-Seal - Hyper is formulated for ceramic coatings and will have greater durability.
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